The Idiosyncrasies of Streams: Local Variability Mitigates Vulnerability of Trout to Changing Conditions

U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station Science Findings November 2016 Land use and climate change are two key factors with the potential to affect stream conditions and fish habitat. Since the 1950s, Washington and Oregon have required forest practices designed to mitigate the effects of timber harvest on streams and fish. Yet questions remain […]

Don’t Overlook the Value of Red Alder

TimberWest November/December 2015 With market prices that rival—and in some cases eclipse—Douglas fir, red alder cannot be overlooked when you’re assessing the value of a logging job. Even if you’re not sure what veneer-quality alder looks like or if you find a stand doesn’t contain the volume of alder needed to fill a truckload, Defiance […]

Predicting Douglas-Fir’s Response to a Warming Climate

U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station Science Findings November 2015 Douglas-fir is an iconic tree in the Pacific Northwest. Although individual trees may appear to be identical, genetic differences within each tree have resulted from adaptation to the local environment. These genetic differences over time have resulted in differences among populations that are important […]

Using forest knowledge: how silviculture can benefit from ecological knowledge systems about beargrass harvesting sites

U.S. Pacific Northwest Research Station Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-912 2015 Sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of national forests and grasslands is the mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. Yet managing these lands is challenging because people hold different expectations for them. Public uses can include: • Recreation (scenery, trails, bicycle […]